Friday, September 22, 2006

Is your workplace toxic?

Bosses who bully are as bad as onyone who who bullies--but remember, you are a arget--NOT a victim and as such you have more control than you think. Take this test and go read the article--enlightening! | Bosses Who Bully: Levine: 22 September 2006: "Is Your Workplace Toxic?

Examples of Workplace Bullying (Source: CCOHS)

* Spreading malicious rumors, gossip, or innuendo that are not true
* Excluding or isolating someone socially
* Intimidating a person
* Undermining or deliberately impeding a person's work
* Physically abusing or threatening abuse
* Removing areas of responsibilities without cause
* Constantly changing work guidelines
* Establishing impossible deadlines that will set up the individual to fail
* Withholding necessary information or purposefully giving the wrong information
* Making jokes that are 'obviously offensive' by spoken word or e-mail
* Intruding on a person's privacy by pestering, spying, or stalking
* Assigning unreasonable duties or workload in a way that creates unnecessary pressure
* Underwork--creating a feeling of uselessness
* Yelling or using profanity
* Criticizing a person persistently or constantly
* Belittling a person's opinions
* Unwarranted (or undeserved) punishment
* Blocking applications for training, leave, or promotion
* Tampering with a person's personal belongings or work equipment"

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